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Singapore Ant

Monomorium destructor


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  • 2-3mm
  • Light brown with darker posterior abdomen
  • Head flattened and blocky


  • The ant’s life cycle passes through egg, larva, pupa and adult phases


  • Eats a variety of food materials, including protein and sugar-type materials
  • Typically nests in and around buildings, in cracks, crevices, wall cavities, behind skirting, under paths etc
  • The most problematic feature of this pest is its attraction to plastics in electrical, irrigation and other equipment
  • It has a fairly painful sting

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